Nissan Skyline R34 Classic Features You Need To Know


The Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R (1999 – 2002), happens to be the last of the Skyline GT-Rs in the production line with the ‘Skyline’ part of the name-dropped. This angry-looking four-seat coupe is the darling of Japanese import cars full of technical brilliance. Being cheap, with a reliable turbocharged straight-six engine, sharp handling and squared-off Japan-tough body styling made it one of the most sought after.

Its legendary 2.6-liter RB26DETT straight-six twin-turbo motor with 2.8 in some variants produces an impressive 276bhp from the factory. Although it wasn’t officially admitted by anyone as it was tested in the 330bhp range. This six-speed manual transmission has lost its place with modern gear. Terms associated with the Skyline were super-HICAS four-wheel steer, ATTESA E-TS (Advanced Total Traction Engineering System for All-Terrain) four-wheel drive and a limited-slip diff at either end, the rearmost being active on the V-Spec cars.

The Interior Of The R34 GTR
The R34’s interior is simple but exquisitely designed, as its controls are within reach and user-friendly. Cruising at about 120 km/h the cabin still remains remarkably quiet.
The multifunctional display on the dashboard is centrally located making it accessible to both the driver and its co-occupant.

The R34 Multi-Function-Display (MFD) shows many of the car’s engine stats including boost pressure, oil temp, water temp, G-meter, lap times and more. As a 1999 car, this kind of technology was very rare and advanced at the time.

Beneath this display, you find the climate control buttons followed by a standard four-speaker audio system with a CD player. Other features include power windows, central locking, A/C, and a tilt-adjustable steering wheel.

The interior has a combination of leather and some plastic under the skin. It has a comedic face-off radio with more LEDs. The GT-R is not known to have a captivating interior but be rest assured that you will have a smooth ride with this day-to-day ride.

There is plenty of space in the front with the two comfortable bucket seats offering perfect side support when cornering. The rear seat can only accommodate a young adult because it doesn’t offer much in terms of space. The boot is space to accommodate more luggage.

The ‘N1’ variants were specially made for racing that’s why they came without the rear wiper, air-con, or radio. Getting one of such will be a catastrophe to its occupant. Although a few did leak out into the real world.

The Exterior Of The R34 GTR

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The R34 GTR comes in with a long hood to accommodate all its firepower, a flat windscreen, and a large air dam at the front making the car look aggressive to the onlookers. The clear, narrow, and slanted headlights with the front low-lying spoiler can’t go unnoticed, as they complete the front end of the car making it look like a samurai warrior.

Fitted with 18-inch six-spoke alloys, 18-inch tires, with Bridgestone Potenza RE040 tires specifically developed for this car. To maintain high-speed stability and also to make it unique among its rivals, the R34 is designed with an adjustable spoiler, its V-Spec version has a carbon-fiber underbody diffuser.

Engine And Performance

The Nissan Skyline R34 bost of 276 BHP which due to its cast-iron engine block and forged internals, supported many modifications and some were modified to offer over 1000 hp, twin-turbocharged, an individual throttle body for all the six pistons, water-cooled ceramic turbochargers with ball-bearings.

2.6 Litre 24v Inline 6 petrol engine that can accelerate the four-wheel-drive front-engined sports coupé with 2 doors & 2+2 seats Skyline GT-R to 62 mph in 5.4 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 156 mph.

Having a curb weight of 1540 kg, it achieves 23.0 mpg on average and can travel 328 miles before requiring a refill of its 65-liter capacity fuel tank. The R34 comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Luggage space is 181 liters, with a maximum payload capacity of 220 kg.

Its intelligent all-wheel-drive system with a limited-slip rear differential (LSD), helps the car accelerate faster on the corner’s exits

Safety Features Of The R34 GT-R

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The Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R was seen as one of the safest cars that one could think of as it came with several standard safety features such as dual front airbags, side airbags, brake assist, power-assisted ABS (on Turbo models), front seatbelt with pre-tensioners and load limiters, rear seatbelts with ISOFIX child seat mounts, and traction control.

The R34 Skyline GT-R also comes fitted with one of the most sophisticated Brembo brake systems at the time of its production.


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